Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Awards focus on retail strategies

The increase in online shopping has changed the retail industry for good and this year’s European Supply Chain Excellence Awards judges will be looking at how the companies nominated for the Retail & E-Tail award have dealt with this.

The Awards are now open for entries.

For 2013 we have put more focus on the Industry Sector Awards, which look at performance right across a supply chain. We have increased the number of categories from five to eight.
Updated for 2013, the Retail & E-Tail award is one of the Industry Sector Awards.

The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards are organised by Supply Chain Standard in partnership with PwC, and are unique in the depth of analysis involved in the judging process, which in turn makes them uniquely worth winning.

The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony the Park Lane Hilton in London on Wednesday 6th November.

The expansion of the Industry Sector categories is not the only change to the Awards this year.

Changes to the Special categories put more focus on key supply chain disciplines. Rather than a separate “innovation” category more emphasis has been put on innovation in all the Special categories.

We have introduced a number of new Awards, including “Rising Star” to recognise someone who is increasingly setting the supply chain world alight with their work but would otherwise not be recognised as a known quantity. There will also be an Award for Small and Medium sized Enterprises – to recognise an entry from a company that is extra special given the size of the organisation.

The 2012 awards broke all records – more entries, and more companies making it to the shortlist than ever before reflecting the strength of the entries. And comedian Ed Byrne presented the Awards in front of an audience of some 550 industry leaders.

Danone Baby Nutrition took the top prize in the 2012 European Supply Chain Excellence Awards in partnership with PwC beating off stiff competition from JCB, Nokia Siemens Networks, British Gas, and Boots.

Announcing the winner, Johnathon Marshall, partner at PwC, told guests: “In the end there was one organisation that stood out when we looked across all five core disciplines. This organisation follows in the footsteps of our previous winners in demonstrating how the supply chain can be used to create genuine competitive advantage.”

Find out more about entering at the website.